Harukana Receive

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Alternative Titles

English: Harukana Receive
Japanese: はるかなレシーブ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: C2C
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.721 (scored by 2739527,395 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #47562
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Popularity: #1640
Members: 76,471
Favorites: 122
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Synopsis

In beach volleyball, there is no room for aces. To achieve victory, each player must find their one, irreplaceable partner that they can rely on in the court of sand. At least, that is what Haruka Oozora learns on her first day in Okinawa after moving in with her grandmother and her cousin Kanata Higa. While touring a nearby beach, Haruka stumbles upon some girls practicing beach volleyball and is quickly invited to join. This friendly practice game suddenly turns into a match when one of the girls, Narumi Tooi, notices Kanata approaching the court.

Although the two suffer a devastating defeat, Haruka finally realizes the reason for her cousin’s quiet and distant behavior. Kanata and Narumi used to be an exceptionally talented beach volleyball duo, until Kanata quit due to her short height causing problems for Narumi. Now, with the Junior Tournament just weeks away, Haruka must learn the intricacies of competitive beach volleyball and help Kanata overcome her crippling anxiety towards the sport that she once used to love.

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Staff

Kubooka, Toshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Anzai, Takefumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Machida, Touko
Script, Series Composition


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Opening Theme

#1: "FLY two BLUE" by Haruka Oozora (CV: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (CV: Saki Miyashita) (eps 3-6, 8-11)
#2: "Mae wo Muite! (前を向いて!)" by Akari Ooshiro (CV: Chisa Kimura) (ep 7)
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Ending Theme

"Wish me luck!!!!" by Haruka Oozora (CV: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (CV: Saki Miyashita), Claire Thomas (CV: Atsumi Tanezaki), Emily Thomas (CV: Rie Suegara) (eps 3-7, 9, 10, 12)



Sep 21, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
It’s easy to dismiss a show like Harukana Receive at first glance. Look at the key visual, read the premise, and check out those preview promotional material. What do you see? If the answer involves girls in bikinis playing beach volleyball, then you would be 100% correct. As a competitive sport, Harukana Receive takes the idea of beach volleyball and transforms it into a meaningful competitive story to tell.

Since its serialization in 2015, the manga has received only moderate attention but had enough value to be licensed in North America. I rarely ever heard of people talking about the manga though so I assume most read more
Sep 21, 2018
Target_Finder (All reviews)
Harukana Receive does something really special within its 12 episodes. A show with outstanding characters as well as terrific matches. But most importantly it portrays the true elegance and beauty of beach volleyball. Although less about the "Xs and Os" of the sport, it does something that makes you relate and resonate with the passion and intensity the sport can be.

Starting off, the story is pretty straightforward. Nothing to write home about. But it works. It allows each character regardless of their screen time to shine. It is definitely a character driven show.

The characters are an absolutely gem. Every single one you meet is an read more
Jun 16, 2020
Agent_Redacted (All reviews)
"Anything can be better if there are hot anime girls in it." - Cultured gentleman, Agent_Redacted

There are countless anime with fanservice. As an edgy individual, I for the most part find them idiotic and inarticulately retarded as they do nothing more but satisfy one's lecherous desires. In any case, does that really suggest that all types of fanservice are bad? That’s what I always thought until I watched Harukana Receive. A hidden gem, and in all likelihood one of the best sports anime I’ve ever watched.

Harukana Receive has a straightforward and simple story. Girls playing beach volleyball competitively. In spite of the fact read more
Sep 21, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Sports-centric anime are nothing new: For said game, you know the sport, you know the rules, competition ensues and some character development got misfired or screwed hard in the process towards the end, just like a certain badminton anime this season.

For this reason alone, Harukana Receive attempts to add the CGDCT aspect to the sports genre, while giving us the SoL view and despite THAT "Ecchi" tag, there is minimal fanservice to be found (some yuri moments, butt slaps, bouncing boobs and whatnot) that can actually rave wee bits of enjoyment. The end result is an anime that is telling us to just sit back read more

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